My room was part of my recent- furniture-rearranging-binge. I had a desk at the end of my bed, and replaced it with this wicker chair, which was in the living room. It's nice to lose the office and just have a bedroom-y bedroom.
The picture is Sabrina Ward Harrison for Papaya!, I got the wicker chair at Pier 1 years ago, and the wool blanket (Edinburgh) and pillow (Liberty of London for Target) are borrowed (ahem) from my sister.
I also borrowed this sign from the El (does it count as stealing if the sign was broken and falling down? I don't think so). I made a collage on it. Because it was such an awkward shape to frame, my mom had the idea to glue it onto a $5 mirror from Target....voila!
Here's a little perspective...the view from my bed...
I got the trunk from an old neighbor who was moving overseas and use it to store old letters. So Betsy-Tacy.
Favorites: daffodils from Northern Ireland, a photo of Cannon Beach, Oregon, and Monet's bridge.
The family I used to nanny for was replacing their bed and sold this one to me for basically nothing. Don't even ask me how much I love this bed, or you will be in for a long conversation. There is a column in House Beautiful called I Love My Bed, and I have been tempted to replicate it here on my blog. Just so I have another chance to talk about it's great qualities. Anyway.
This is a work in progress...I am going to put more colour on it to make it more stained-glass-y, but it's been like this for a few years and I do like it as it is...
Duvet? Shabby Chic for Target.
Quilt: made from my grandma's pattern and fabric.
Embroidered pillowcases: Jane Brocket would be so proud.
I bought the Euro pillows for $10 at Target and covered them with fabric from some old sheets.
(Side note: I realize that I sound a bit like Martha Stewart right now "and then I whittled down the chair legs to be matching heights and then I made my own creek so my guests could have fresh spring water", so: disclaimer: I have loved crafts since I was little and my dorm rooms and apartments have been works in progress for years, with lots of help from my mom, sister, and ikea- so if you aren't crafty, don't despair!)
My bedside table is borrowed from my sister (although I will be very sad when she asks for it back, hint.). I looove this lamp (Target: surprise!).
I just recently pulled out the doily (from Prague) and my mom gave me the idea to use a small tray on my nightstand- for glasses, coffee cups, water, pens, etc etc.
Love the view of garage rooftops and trees out my bedroom window...
Ok, get ready: you are about to get a (detailed) tour of my closet....
When my sister/roommate moved to England, I stored all of my art supplies (and a lot of other stuff), along with my clothes- in our (one) closet. Now it just holds my clothes, linens, and laundry basket. I'm pretty excited about that.
I love that this closet has a window...
I use hanging shelves to hold workout clothes and my purses.
So. This is usually not this messy, but trust me: if you wear a lot of scarves and are anywhere near an ikea, get one of these scarf holders. I love it.
Thank you, Pinterest, for this idea...
Variety is the spice of life...
This was a dorm-room idea from a friend in college. 3M hooks used to hold necklaces...extremely handy.
Alright, friends...next up? The bathroom...